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SEDC Launches First Smart Township

SHAH ALAM, March 20 (Bernama) -- The Selangor Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) today launched the Selangor Cyber Valley, its first smart township project in Cyberjaya.

Sprawled over 526 hectares, the project comprises residence, industrial park, commercial centre and education institutions which will all have access to the high-speed fibre optic network, environment detection device to gauge air quality and an efficient transport system.

Selangor Menteri Besar, who is also PKNS Chairman, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali launched the project at the state government's monthly gathering organised by PKNS here.

Development of the smart township project began in 2006 and was then called Taman Sains Selangor II which is 20 per cent ready and scheduled for completion in 2027.

PKNS Chief Executive Officer Noraida Mohd Yusof said the project, with a gross development cost of RM16.9 billion, would be a pioneer to the smart township concept with the 'Internet-of-Things' which would be developed by the corporation.

She said the development of the SCV project would encompass the eight elements of safe township, business friendly, efficient township, educational township, green township, innovative township and smart community township and smart premises.

"PKNS will develop these eight element township, in phases, beginning with one section before it is widely developed across the entire township.

"The smart partnership was designed with emphasis given to efficient communication systems besides enhanced water, energy and waste management system, she said when addressing the gathering.

The development of the 25 square kilometer first-phase would be fitted with high-tech closed circuit television, LED street lighting and intelligent traffic lights which would all be monitored by an integrated control centre.

She added that the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya would also serve the planned township equipped with modern living high-speed broadband services and e-service system for residences and commercial hubs.

Noraida said as a company with 53 years experience in real estate development, PKNS has built 159,956 houses of all types covering 99,351 low and medium-cost projects and 60,605 units in high-end projects.

PKNS has also built 1,675 affordable houses, among others, in Bukit Botak Selayang; Bandar Baru Bangi; Antara Gapi, Serendah; and Kota Puteri, Ijok.

For affordable houses, PKNS would absorb RM20,000 to RM30,000 of the cost per unit which would be offset by the profits accrued from high-end projects.

-- BERNAMA